Overnight on September 18, Indigenous fishermen put up blockades made of lobster traps at the Reindeer With Face Mask Christmas 2020 Family Pajamas Xmas T-Shirt In addition,I will do this Saulnierville wharf in response to commercial fishermen they say were trying to intimidate them. And almost a month later, on October 13, an angry crowd of non-Indigenous people damaged two Nova Scotia lobster facilities that handle catches from Mi’kmaq fishers, as well as set a vehicle on fire. In a September 20 statement, Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack said of the ongoing vandalism: “It is so disheartening to have had a progressive meeting with the Minister yesterday to reinforce that we are following our moderate livelihood fishery plan and to be repeatedly sabotaged by this criminal conduct.
The main issue non-Indigenous fishers claim to be pushing back against is that, according to them, Indigenous fishermen—by fishing year-round—are fishing illegally. They have also said that they’re worried fishing out of season will negatively affect the Reindeer With Face Mask Christmas 2020 Family Pajamas Xmas T-Shirt In addition,I will do this lobster stocks, as it’s occurring during a time when they are breeding. Technically, yes. And there’s history behind this reasoning. In September 1999, a Supreme Court decision—known as The Marshall Decision—declared that Donald Marshall Jr., a Mi’kmaq man from Membertou, N.S. was justified in catching and selling 210 kilograms of eel with an illegal net and without a licence because it was in the pursuit of moderate livelihood. This decision was based on the Peace and Friendship Treaties that were signed in 1760–61 between the Mi’kmaq and the British Crown, and are still valid to this day. These treaties posit that Mi’kmaq have the right to harvest and sell fish, wildlife as well as wild fruit and berries in order to obtain a moderate livelihood.